Fastest Webmaster - 3DMark2001 Tweak Guide
The 3DMark Benchmarks from MadOnion have always been quite popular. While we all know the reasons for using 3DMark2001 as a benchmark, and stress test for any system, the best part is the ability to upload and compare your benchmarks against other people's systems. In a way it's a "geeks drag race" to see who's computer is the fastest, leanest, and meanest ! =)
While it doesn't really mean much in the grand scheme of things (heck neither does car racing) MadOnion was kind enough to have a "Fastest Webmasters Competition ". This is nothing big, just bragging rights for webmasters, and since yours truly is on top, I figured I might as well share some of the tips that have kept me kicking everyone else's butts for the last few months!
Damn, these guys are catching up with their Pentium 4's at 2.6 and 2.8 GHz, but my Athlon XP is still unbeatable! However it takes more then a fast chip. To get to up this high it takes a lot of time and effort and tweaking the components inside the computer to their max. So let's begin;
101 system specs:|
||athlonxp 1900+ unlocked|
||epox 8kha+ |
asus v8200ti500 pure
256 mb corsair xms pc2400
||30 gb ibm deskstar 75 gxp|
||panasonic cr-594-b 48x cd-rom|
panasonic 1.44 mb floppy
||dragon orb 3|
||enermax 550 watt|
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colin's Tip #1: From personal experience,
I find Windows 98
SE a faster gaming OS then Windows 2000 or
Windows XP (Windows ME doesn't even count here).
the score the system gets with a freshly installed version of Windows
98 and drivers, with no tweaks whatsoever.
A score of 8200+ to begin with, can be had with no tweaking whatsoever
and that's not too bad!